June 7 - August 30, 2020

Theme: Wisdom

People experience God's wisdom in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. During this quarter, we explore the many facets of wisdom as recorded in the book of Proverbs, in the Gospels, and in the letter written by James.

Unit 1: June 2020

Wisdom in Proverbs

This unit explores the nature of God's wisdom as found in the book of Proverbs. These lessons describe how wisdom calls to us. The value of wisdom and gifts she offers, and finally the metaphor of the feast of wisdom.

Lesson 1: June 7th, The Call of Wisdom, Proverbs 1:1-4, 7-8, 10, 20-22, 32-33

Lesson 2: June 14th, The Value of Wisdom, Proverbs 2:1-11

Lesson 3: June 21st, The Gifts of Wisdom, Proverbs 8:8-14, 17-21

Lesson 4: June 28th, Wisdom's Feast, Proverbs 9:1-6, 8-10, 13-18

Unit 3: August 2020

Faith and Wisdom in James

This unit offers a five-lesson study of wisdom as seen in the letter of James. These lessons explore the interaction of faith and wisdom, including practical advice regarding faith in action and training the tongue. The study ends by contrasting two kinds of wisdom.

Lesson 9: August 2nd, Faith and Wisdom, James 1:1-11

Lesson 10: August 9th, Hearing and Doing the Word, James 1:19-27

Lesson 11: August 16th, Faith Without Works Is Dead, James 2:14-26

Lesson 12: August 23rd, Taming the Tongue, James 3:1-12

Lesson 13: August 30th, Two Kinds of Wisdom, James 3:13-18; 5:7-12